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Nerves and narratives [electronic resource] : a cultural history of hysteria in nineteenth-century British prose / Peter Melville Logan ; foreword by Roy Porter.
INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
Nerves and narratives [electronic resource] : a cultural history of hysteria in nineteenth-century British prose / Peter Melville Logan ; foreword by Roy Porter.
Other Title:
Nerves & narratives
Publication Date:
1997
ISBN:
9780585055213

9780520204737
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-241) and index.
Contents:
The body with the story to tell: The narrative of nervous bodies in 1800: Thomas Trotter's A view of the nervous temperament -- The body talks: The nervous narrator's paradox: William Godwin and Caleb Williams -- Narrative and self-violence: framing Mary Hays's Memoirs of Emma Courtney -- Suspiria de machina: De Quincey's body and The confessions of an English opium-eater -- Harrington's last shudder: Maria Edgeworth and the popular fear of the nervous body -- Victorian bodies: The body in need of nerves: working-class insensibility and Victorian sanitation -- The story of the story of the body: conceiving the body in Middlemarch.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
Language:
English